Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Terrific Verdicts – Will They be Ever Implemented?

Kerala High Court has done it again. Few years back it banned smoking in public places. Few months back it quashed the hastily made decision of Kerala Government to ban soft drink giants – Coca Cola and Pepsi from Kerala.

Recently the Kerala High Court gave a verdict - that bans organizational activities in college campuses for political parties. The Kerala High Court has held that student unions have no right to set up units on the college campuses. The people who studied in Kerala know how bad these student unions are and what they have done for the welfare of the student community. These student unions and leaders are just pawns in the hands of political parties to achieve their various goals. Kerala High Court by passing this verdict was doing justice to millions of students who go to college to study. I am planning to write another blog on the kind of student politics I have seen in 6 years of my college life.

Another verdict everyone should welcome is the ban on spitting, spitting of pan, blowing of the nose, sneezing without covering the nose. This decision to ban spitting in public places was taken by the Kerala Government following the Kerala High Court directive to the state government. It is good that the High Court is coming forward to implement civic sense among Malayalis. The worst form of spitting I have seen is spitting from the running bus. It is the most horrible thing if you are driving a bike/scooter.

Now all these verdicts are good. But does the administration ever implement these effectively? Smoking in public places is banned - Don’t we still see people smoking freely outside in public places?

Politicians cutting across political parties have come out against the verdict on ban on political parties in colleges. The political parties are benefited a lot by these student organizations and they will go to any extend to see that this verdict is never implemented.

Now coming to spitting ban on public places – one must be living in a fool’s paradise to believe that this verdict is going to be implemented. Do you think a person who has the habit of spitting will stop just because the High Court has passed a verdict? These are habits that have to be cultivated from childhood. Is the police machinery capable to implement this order?

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Blogger കേരളഫാർമർ/keralafarmer said...

anyante Sareeraththilum mukhaththum cheetaatheyum thummaatheyum Seelikkunnath~ nallathuthanne. pakshe niyamam koNT~ ithokke engngineyaaN~ nEriTuka. kOLEj~ raashTreeyam thaTayENTathuthanne.

December 27, 2006 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I beleive spitting and all just shows our culture...unfortunately..
thats the fact!!

December 27, 2006 4:30 PM  
Blogger Brijesh said...

It is tough to make law to implement such orders.

This may be part of our culture but it is time for us to change.

December 27, 2006 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True true. There's a limit to the length of the long arms of the law...such things need an attitude change via proper education. Simply having a court passing a rule does not suddenly make life different.

Pinne banning of college politics - that is one EXCELLENT move.


December 28, 2006 5:30 PM  
Anonymous padmakumar said...

I believe student politics should not be banned. Former CEC JM Lyngdoh committee recommendations on student elections should be implemented in every college. Lucknow Univ, known for its violent student politics, is trying to implement the committee report. Good politicians can only come out of college.

December 29, 2006 2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is response to padmakumars comment..
i will not be surprised if the lucknow VC is not murdered pretty soon!!!

December 30, 2006 12:18 AM  
Blogger Roshan said...

Ofcourse it is time to change. These r not things that have to be implemented by laws just plain common sense. Politics should have been banned in colleges ages ago. The party leads these idiots to believe that they r part of some great cause - what cause! Spitting is a sin. You can pick up litter but can u pick up saliva and flem?

January 01, 2007 9:31 AM  
Anonymous rathi said...

Implementation apart , surely a keralite will consider this issue,because he was unknowingly doing it . There will be some sanchalanam in his outlook in this regard.

As regards deducting politics from kerala academics , will naturally give more scope for academic pursuits and a more sensible student community.

Everything will have its beginning and this is towards improvement of mankind.


January 01, 2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger Sachin R K said...

Civic sense isnt something that can be ensured by the courts or police. It must come from within. Its been rightly said "Courage is what you dare to do in public, Conscience is what you dare not do in private."

January 02, 2007 4:44 PM  
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January 02, 2007 6:45 PM  
Blogger Ajitkumar Wagle said...

I fully agree with you that the habbits don't die, nor could they be checked by implementing law. What is important is the upbringing of the person and the cultures instilled in the childhood

January 07, 2007 6:42 PM  

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